Photographer: Josh Brown
Alia Amanda, co-owner of Hiro Hibachi Express & Sushi wants hungry Fishers residents to know they can get a first-rate meal at Hiro without spending a fortune.
“We wanted to open up a restaurant that could serve quick hibachi meals and sushi, just like how the hibachi steakhouses would serve,” Amanda says. “We offer great quality steaks and seafoods but without the wait or attractions they normally do at the hibachi grill table and, most importantly, without the high price they’re paying.”
Hiro Hibachi Express & Sushi garners a large number of guests by offering great food at a low cost.
“Our goal was to have a hibachi and sushi express restaurant at value pricing for our customers to be able to consume on a daily basis,” Amanda says. “They will have the same type of food they would normally get at hibachi steakhouses but without having to go to the fancy steakhouse and paying a high price for it.”
A lot of planning took place before Hiro Hibachi Express & Sushi became a reality.
“We decided to do this hibachi express concept, where we would serve the same type of hibachi food, cooked on a hibachi grill in our kitchen, (instead of on the table in front of the customers), freshly made to order and make it a quick service,” Amanda says. “Sushi is also part of the menu, which is something most other Japanese steakhouses have, so we decided to create simple ingredients for sushi rolls that would be easy and fast to make as well.”
Amanda and Co-Owner Suhaili Groves opened Hiro in May of 2016. They both love Fishers.
“My family and I are Fishers locals who have lived in the area for quite a while,” Amanda says. “We love the people and the community here.”
Amanda has three children, ages five and seven and a baby girl. Groves has three kids, and she and her family live in Avon.
“We picked this (Fishers) location because it has a very good visibility from the state road,” Amanda says. “It is very close to businesses like dealerships and offices. It is also where residential neighborhoods are located as well. Plus, we would be the first ones to open this type of restaurant in this area.”
The community response has been positive.
“We have many repeat customers, as well as new customers, and their feedback about our food, our service and our price have been awesome,” Amanda says.
Customers already have their favorites.
“From our kitchen menu, the customers love the hibachi steak, hibachi chicken and hibachi shrimp,” Amanda says. “They also love our house made egg rolls, crab wontons and the fried calamari for appetizers. Off of the sushi menu, the dynamite roll is definitely the crowd’s favorite.”
Amanda says that she and Groves have their own personal favorites.
“From our sushi menu, we love the shrimp tempura roll, the dynamite roll and the hirolicious roll,” Amanda says. “From our kitchen menu, the yakisoba noodles, as well as the seafood from the hibachi menu, are our favorites.”
Amanda adds that she couldn’t be more pleased with her guests and choice of location.
“Fishers is a growing city, and the people are nice and friendly,” she says.
Hiro Hibachi Express & Sushi is located at 13204 Market Square Drive in Fishers. You can visit them online at facebook.com/hirofishers or give them a call at 317-845-8898.